Custom rubber compounding capabilities Tallapoosa, Georgia

Custom rubber compounding capabilities Tallapoosa, Georgia 2017-09-14T18:07:18+00:00
Serving the south from Florida to Texas to Virginia, Preferred Compounding’s Tallapoosa rubber compounding plant is just off Interstate 20 near the Alabama border and one hour from Atlanta. Capabilities include: two black mixers, one color mixer, one tilt mixer, gear-pump straining, calendaring, automated bulk carbon black handling system and full onsite development and quality control lab.

Black rubber compounding

K-6 Shaw Intermesh 214 liter black mixer

  • Variable speed three-zone temperature control mixer with nogs and four bulk oil ports
  • 450 pound average batch size
  • Bulk black weightment system
  • 84-inch drop mill and 60-inch variable speed strip mill
  • Strip width capability: 1.25 to 28 inches
  • Midlands Cantilever bar cooling line with strip and slab capability
  • SCADA process control system

#11 Farrell Tangential 237 liter black mixer

  • Single speed temperature controlled mixer with wing rotors  and four bulk oil ports
  • 500 pound average batch size
  • Bulk black weightment systems
  • 84-inch fixed speed drop mill
  • Slab size: 10 to 30 inches
  • Fixed bar cooling line
  • PLC control with operator input

Color rubber compounding

#11 Kobelco 240 liter color mixer

  • Separate dedicated non-black building
  • Dual speed three-zone temperature control mixer with wing rotors and four bulk oil ports
  • 500 pound average batch size
  • VMI Combex 150 gear pump strainer
  • 84-inch drop mill and 60-inch variable speed strip mill strip
  • Strip width capability: 1.25 to 28 inches
  • Stainless steel fixed bar cooling lines with metal detection
  • Mesabi Mix Vision controls

Specialty rubber compounding

Moriyama Tilt 55 liter mixer

  • Variable speed and temperature controlled mixer with dispersion mixer
  • 130 pound approximate batch size
  • 60-inch fixed speed drop mill and 48-inch variable speed strip mill
  • Strip width capability: 1.25 to 16 inches
  • Midlands cantilever bar cooling line
  • Strip and slab capability
  • Six-inch extruder for straining and limited pelletizing
  • PLC control with operator input

TMP 75 liter tilt rubber mixer

  • Variable speed three-zone temperature control mixer
  • 120 pound batch size
  • Strip width capability: 1.25 to 28 inches
  • PLC control with operator input

Rubber calendaring

#1 Calendar

  • Farrel Birmingham four-roll inverted “L” calender
  • 24 by 66-inch cast iron
  • Temperature control with manual steam and water valves
  • 0.008 to 0.50 inch gauge thickness
  • Manual snap gauge control
  • Gauge tolerance to 0.003 inch
  • Single 150 horsepower drive train motor
  • Crown Correction compensator roll 4
  • 22 by 60-inch warm up and feed mills
  • Product form: unsupported rubber sheet
  • Slitting and liner capability
  • Widths from 6 to 58 inches
  • Operator controlled

#2 Calendar

  • Farrel Birmingham three-roll vertical calender
  • 18 by 42 inch cast iron
  • Temperature control with manual steam and water valves
  • 0.008 to 0.50 inch gauge thickness
  • Manual snap gauge control
  • Gauge tolerance to 0.003 inch
  • Single 75 horsepower drive train motor
  • 22 by 60-inch feed mil
  • Product form: unsupported rubber sheet
  • Slitting and liner capability
  • Widths from four to 33 inches
  • Operator controlled

Laboratory capabilities

Research and development

  • Development lab mixers and mills
  • Moving Die Rheometer (MDR)
  • Oscillating Disk Rheometer (ODR)
  • Abrasion testing
  • Environmental performance: fluid aging
  • Thermal performance: oven aging
  • Molecular characterization: Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)

Production support

  • Rheology performance including Mooney viscosity, Moving Die Rheometer (MDR) and rheology
  • Physical characterization including specific gravity, hardness durometer and stress/strain
  • Percent solids for release agents

Compounded rubber quality you can count on

Quality commitment

Preferred is committed to mixing and delivering high-quality compounds. We deliver with everything from ISO Certification at every facility to our MixLoc program (and 24/7 access to data on your compounds) to extensive technical resources to our Compounder’s Pledge to use first-quality prime ingredients for every order with materials never substituted without your consent.

Mixlocweb.

Preferred Compounding’s proprietary MixLoc™ quality program defines nine distinct and controllable process steps to achieve consistent quality. The MixLoc web portal provides you with 24/7 access to quality data on your compounds.

 ISO 9001

The quality management system at every Preferred Compounding facility is ISO 9001:2015 certified with Design.

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